Definition of pied-à-terre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pied-à-terre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpjeɪd ɑː ˈteə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpjeɪd ɑː ˈter//
 
(pl. pieds-à-terre
BrE BrE//ˌpjeɪd ɑː ˈteə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpjeɪd ɑː ˈter//
 
)
(from French)
 
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a small flat/apartment, usually in a town, that you do not live in as your main home but keep for use when necessary They live in Scotland but have a pied-à-terre in London.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pied-à-terre